Dr. Edward Oldfield IV is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. He engages in shared decision making with his patients, taking time to talk with them about their conditions and the treatment options available. His goal is to individualize each patient’s care.
He is comfortable working within all areas of gastroenterology, with particular interest in the following conditions and procedures:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Upper endoscopy
- Colonic dilations
- Esophageal dilations
- Endoscopic mucosal resection
A native of Norfolk, VA, Dr. Oldfield completed his undergraduate study at The College of William and Mary before earning a master’s degree in biomedical sciences, followed by his medical degree, at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He pursued his internship and residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he won outstanding intern awards from both the Department of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School and served as chief resident, earning the top resident award as well.
He completed an improvement sciences fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School before pursuing fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Virginia. During his fellowship, he developed a particular clinical interest in the advanced care of inflammatory bowel disease, including completion of the IBDXceed advanced IBD fellows program.
“My core approach to patient care is shared decision making with the patient. No two patients are the same, and therefore the best treatment plan can be different for every patient,” Dr. Oldfield said. “I believe that it is my responsibility to educate patients, helping them to understand not only their condition but also their treatment options and goals of treatment. In doing so, my hope is to create a lasting relationship and optimal plan of care individualized to each patient.”
Dr. Oldfield is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor societies. An active researcher, he has authored more than 50 abstracts, peer-revied journal articles, and book chapters. He remains involved in clinical research, quality improvement, and teaching at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he is an assistant professor of internal medicine.
Dr. Oldfield and his wife, Dr. Charlene Oldfield, have two young sons who make every day a new adventure. They also have two dogs: Woody, an energetic chocolate lab, and Winston, a pug whose main hobby is sleeping on the couch.